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Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge

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953 County Road 32, Just East of Highway 125, Walden, CO 80480
+1 970-723-8202
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Nice quiet place

This is really off the beaten path, but really nice. I had fun exploring the roads in the NWR. Seen... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Todd G
Omaha, Nebraska
Yellows, MacGillivrays And Wilsons Warblers All Use The Refuge!

My wife and I traveled here in July and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge along with the cooler... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
New York Mills, MN, United States
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953 County Road 32, Just East of Highway 125, Walden, CO 80480
+1 970-723-8202
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is really off the beaten path, but really nice. I had fun exploring the roads in the NWR. Seen some wildlife. Look up there hours before you go. I checked out this place and State Forest State Park in the same day.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

My wife and I traveled here in July and thoroughly enjoyed the refuge along with the cooler weather.. This NWR is located in north central Colorado near the town of Walden. There is no entrance fee but I would encourage you to purchase a current...More

Thank BluegooseTraveler
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Here touring with a birding group from out east. Saw lots of rare birds along with lots of different animals. Worth touring if you're into nature.

Thank woodsfarer
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We usually go to ANWR every year. Usually go early June but this year the auto tour road was closed util mid June. This was the first time we didn't see any moose from the boardwalk. There was not as many waterfowl as usual. The...More

Thank bikeco
Reviewed 29 April 2017

This refuge is probably the best place to watch wildlife in the Walden area. Waterfowl abounds, along with grebes, herons, and songbirds, and white-tailed prairie dogs and greater sage-grouse were also checked off my species list here. Didn't see any moose but it looked like...More

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Toured several sections in early Sept before the main bird migration but there was still a lot to see. Walked the "moose-goose" trail near the visitor center. Met the WR manager walking the trail who was most helpful and knowledgable about Arapahoe and WRs in...More

Thank quigley66
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Although I didn't see much wildlife, I know if I had been able to take more time to explore I would have. Love the area...the creek winds back and forth, around and around...lots of places to support a variety of wildlife. So glad it is...More

Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Wonderful place to see moose and other wildlife! Very nice Visitor Center with clean restrooms. Bailey and Josh were very helpful and provided us with the information we needed to see moose. Be sure to check out Owl Ridge Overlook first then drive down to...More

2  Thank sweetatr
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Moose-Goose Trail. A walk around the trail brought us almost face-to-face with a large bull moose calmly munching on willow trees by the side of the trail. He was soon joined by another bull. They clearly indicated we should retrace our steps...More

1  Thank Gardener1945
Reviewed 13 August 2016

On our ride from Red Feather Lakes, CO through Walden we stopped here. If you are lucky you will see a moose.

Thank M Richard M
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